BLACK KID JOY

Who wrote Black Kid Joy? John W. Graves III wrote Black Kid Joy in 2016. 

NBC 

PHILLY CAM

PHILLY TRIBUNE

PHILASUN

ATLANTA BLACKSTAR

Written in 2016. Debuted 2016 at the Arts Bank, Phila. PA. Performed in 2016, 2017, 2019, & 2020. 

 

In a black boy’s journey through time, he learns the antiquity of who he is and the worth of it all. Despite tragedy, his reflection serves as the perfect gift in time for his birthday. 

Written & directed by John W. Graves III

2 hours, (PG - C, L). 


“Candid and enthused with music and movement, you'll feel, you'll move, you'll be proud. It's as 'black' as it is colorful and a joyous demonstration of music, life, and community." John Graves, Writer & Director. 

 
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Since its conception, BLACK KID JOY has touched the hearts of audiences near and far. It continues to give a voice to the black experience and shine a light on the highs and lows of our vibrant and inspiring community. 

Following the success of it's first run, Black Kid Joy has been sought out to perform in Universities, public schools, and theatres across state lines. Along with it's show-stopping numbers, dance hits, and dynamite performances, the show is most adored for educating, entertaining, and uniting the community through the cultural and performing arts.

Looking to host, sponsor, or book JGP and the cast of BLACK KID JOY?  Contact us and let's spread the joy!